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Looking for something to do? How About Solent Sailing on 24th 2022? Are you looking for something different to do on your next sail? How about Solent Sailing on Saturday 24th September 2022? Then Clive Loughlin is here to help with his latest article for Sailing today. Clive is an instructor for First Class Sailing… Read more
For hundreds of years before the advent of GPS sailors navigated the ocean using only a sextant and heavenly bodies. From Polynesians to Phoenicians. Viking raiders of the 5th Century to pillaging Pirates of the 18th. All used forms of Celestial Navigation. Recently we’ve discovered Vikings even manage to reach the shores of North American… Read more
In June 2022 over 16,000 sailors compete in this unique yacht race around the Isle of Wight. It is a race for all. Be part of the fun, excitement and magnificent spectacle that is the Round the Island Race. Crew spaces are available on our yachts in June 2022.
Whether you know the ropes or are new to sailing, a whole boat charter could be the perfect holiday for you and your family. Would you like the chance to relax and let our experienced skipper take the helm or perhaps you are after a more hands-on learning experience?
There really is so much to explore and enjoy on a UK Sailing Holiday we’ve decided to share ‘spots’ along the coast. This time – Isle of Wight Anchorages. The Isle of Wight offers some beautiful spots to drop your hook so don’t overlook these hidden gems.
Clive Loughlin invites you to look over his shoulder as he plans a 7-day cruise to the Channel Islands.
Quick Guide for Sailors. We all love a good dose of Vitamin D, but with extra exposure from water reflection it’s especially important to make sure we protect ourselves from the sun whilst sailing. Wind chill and sea spray make it easy to underestimate how much exposure you’re actually getting. This is especially true when… Read more
Whether it is a welcome beacon of light after a difficult voyage or a much-loved landmark every sailor has their favourite lighthouse. They are essential to our safe passage and although few around the world are manned, they still give the impression that someone is there, looking out you. Below is a pick of lighthouses… Read more
See the Solent in a different light It may come as a surprise to you, but this time of year is our favourite for sailing courses and many of our instructors prefer it. So, we’ve listed a few of the reasons why we believe Autumn sailing can be much better than in the Summer:… Read more